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Mastering Spring Cloud

By : Piotr Mińkowski
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Mastering Spring Cloud

By: Piotr Mińkowski

Overview of this book

Developing, deploying, and operating cloud applications should be as easy as local applications. This should be the governing principle behind any cloud platform, library, or tool. Spring Cloud–an open-source library–makes it easy to develop JVM applications for the cloud. In this book, you will be introduced to Spring Cloud and will master its features from the application developer's point of view. This book begins by introducing you to microservices for Spring and the available feature set in Spring Cloud. You will learn to configure the Spring Cloud server and run the Eureka server to enable service registration and discovery. Then you will learn about techniques related to load balancing and circuit breaking and utilize all features of the Feign client. The book now delves into advanced topics where you will learn to implement distributed tracing solutions for Spring Cloud and build message-driven microservice architectures. Before running an application on Docker container s, you will master testing and securing techniques with Spring Cloud.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell


I have guided you through the process of single-microservice development, from a really basic example to a more advanced, production-ready Spring Boot application. I have described how to use starters to enable additional features for the project; use the Spring Web library to implement services that expose REST API methods; and then we moved on to customizing the service configuration using properties and YAML files. We also saw how to document and provide specifications for exposed REST endpoints. Next, we configured health checks and monitoring features. We used Spring Boot profiles to adapt the application to run in different modes and, finally, we used ORM features for interacting with embedded and remote NoSQL databases.

It's not an accident that I have not mentioned anything about Spring Cloud in this chapter. You just can't start using Spring Cloud projects without basic knowledge and experience in working with Spring Boot. Spring Cloud provides many different features that...